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GameMaster
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Alright, I have a list of quotes that I have a program pull from to populate the field at the top of my home page each week, and for the cryptograms twice each week. Well, I'm posting here to ask for quotes. It's half out my need for famous quotes and half out of curiosity. To make this more interesting...

1.) What famous quote is most memorable to you, and why?

2.) Has any proverbs helped you, when you were in a tight spot?

3.) What is the funny famous quote you've ever heard?

4.) If one thing you posted or used as a sig were to become a remembered famous quote in the years to come, what would you want it to be?

And in the spirit of the Friday five, and since I bothered to number them I may as well add one more...

5.) What quote or proverb do think has become to cliche?

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quote:
Originally posted by GameMaster:

1.) What famous quote is most memorable to you, and why?
"All human wisdom is contained in these words: wait and hope." I'm not sure why.

2.) Has any proverbs helped you, when you were in a tight spot?
Erm ... not really.

3.) What is the funny famous quote you've ever heard?
"Dude, either up your dosage or cut it."

4.) If one thing you posted or used as a sig were to become a remembered famous quote in the years to come, what would you want it to be?
"Familiarity doesn't breed contempt. Lack of familiarity breeds contempt."

And in the spirit of the Friday five, and since I bothered to number them I may as well add one more...

5.) What quote or proverb do think has become too cliche?
"Stay the course."


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1.) What famous quote is most memorable to you, and why?
Groucho Marx - Monkey Business.
Oh, I know it's a penny here and a penny there, but look at me. I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
Just cuz it's funny.

2.) Has any proverbs helped you, when you were in a tight spot?

Fsck you, you fscking fscker. Has gotten me through many a rough day.

3.) What is the funny famous quote you've ever heard?

One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know.


4.) If one thing you posted or used as a sig were to become a remembered famous quote in the years to come, what would you want it to be?

If it aint broke. Get a bigger hammer.

And in the spirit of the Friday five, and since I bothered to number them I may as well add one more...

5.) What quote or proverb do think has become to cliche?

The serenity prayer.

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Have you tried fortune?

I got it using fink. I actually wrote it into my .bash_profile so that I get a fortune cookie every time I open a new Terminal session:

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Last login: Thu Feb 9 14:22:42 on ttyp1
Welcome to Darwin!
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Icon 1 posted February 09, 2006 23:33      Profile for GameMaster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I know about fortune. My program does something VERY similar, but also does the coding. I suppose I could install fortune harvest the quotes I like and then uninstall fortune, but I'd still like to see what quotes people arround here like...

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http://www.webtapestries.com/brad/sigquotes.html

I love the zippy quotes.

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I live by the Murphy laws... and probably, will be killed by one.. [Razz]

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"You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk dancing." Sir Arnold Bax

"The golden rule is that there are no golden rules" G.B. Shaw

"F**k'em if they can't take a joke" Bette Midler

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"Never trust anyone over 30."
"Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill"

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quote:
Originally said by Greg LeMond:
It never gets easier, you just go faster.

quote:
Originally said by Steve Prefontaine:
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.


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Darn, it's a pity EMinds is offline right now...we have a topic dating all the way back to the original EMinds called "Socrates Bar & Grill," in which the drinks are all virtual, but the price is right: one quote, one drink. (I'm the virtual bartender, third one to have taken the stick there.) You could just mine that for quotes...

Here's some of the quotes that inspired us as we rescued EMinds and kept it alive:

"...we choose to go to the moon, and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard!" - John F. Kennedy

"Never give up, never surrender!" - Jason Nesmith as Commander Peter Quincy Taggart, GalaxyQuest

"Software is like sex; it's better when it's free." - Linus Torvalds

And a couple that recent events have brought to mind:

"With the first link, a chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." - Captain Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, in the ST:TNG episode “The Drumhead”

"I gotta take a stand. I am not going to sit on my ass as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life. I'm going to take a stand. I'm going to defend it. Right or wrong, I'm going to defend it." - Cameron Frye, Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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quote:
Originally posted by Erbo:
Darn, it's a pity EMinds is offline right now...we have a topic dating all the way back to the original EMinds called "Socrates Bar & Grill," in which the drinks are all virtual, but the price is right: one quote, one drink.

I don't know if I'd want to drink in a bar named after Socrates considering how he died! [Eek!]
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1.) What famous quote is most memorable to you, and why?

This one is easy.

"This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day
Thou canst not be false to any man."

Hamlet, Act I, Scene III, lines 78-80.

It was on a wall poster in the classroom where I took 11th and half of 12th grade social studies in HS. Over those three semesters, I did a lot of ruminating on the truth of the statement. Looking back on it now, so many years later, I realize that if I have a guiding principle, that's it in a nutshell.

Polonius' speech to Laertes was full of good advice, but my other favorite was:

"Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new-hatch'd, unfledg’d comrade."

2.) Has any proverbs helped you, when you were in a tight spot?

"And this too shall pass."

3.) What is the funny famous quote you've ever heard?

I'm drawing a blank on this one.

4.) If one thing you posted or used as a sig were to become a remembered famous quote in the years to come, what would you want it to be?

I don't know if I want to be remembered for this, but I've only used one sig, ever. It was "I like pork chops and I like chocolate ice cream, but that doesn't mean I'm going to mix them in a dish." I used to to explain to a friend that certain things, no matter how enjoyable, do not go together.

5.) What quote or proverb do think has become to cliche?

Oh, there's several:
"Now, more than ever."
"For the children."
"...and if you don't, the terrorists win."

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1.) What famous quote is most memorable to you, and why?
"To thine own self be true."
Well, first of all I love Shakespeare and this was the first time I'd seen it actually performed. It was during the beginning of my 'awkward' period (which has yet to end) and it just really struck a chord with me. I've always kind of kept it with me in the back of my mind anytime I feel like somethings wrong with me.

2.) Has any proverbs helped you, when you were in a tight spot? "Better to not say anything and risk being thought of as an idiot then to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

3.) What is the funniest famous quote you've ever heard? "Sir, you are drunk."
"And madame, you are ugly, but tomorrow I will be sober."

4.) If one thing you posted or used as a sig were to become a remembered famous quote in the years to come, what would you want it to be? "Geometry is for squares." I've got better ones but as luck would have it I can't remember any right now.


5.) What quote or proverb do think has become to cliche?
"Use the force.."
and
"I have a dream..."

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My only addition to your quote quest will be this favorite of mine: "Earth is the craddle of humanity, but nobody stays in the craddle forever." - Constantin Tsiolkovsky (Or something along that line. Translation of a translation is rarely accurate.)

Addendum: I'd rather be remember for something I did than something I said. So, just choose about any of those nuggets of wisdom I might have left behind in this forum. (If I ever had any to begin with! [Wink] )

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1) A ship is safe in harbor, but that is not what ships are built for.

It reminds me to look beyond my comfort zone.

2) Got a couple:
Nihil illegitami carborundum. Kinda self-explanatory. The other is:

When you can do nothing, what can you do?

That's actually a zen koan, not a proverb, but it's surprisingly helpful/liberating. Think about it.

3) Oh geez...well you can't go wrong with Mel Brooks...
"Evil will always triumph because good is dumb."

Oh and "Never meddle in the affairs of dragons for thou art crunchy and taste good with ketchup."

4) My current .sig.

5) What doesn't kill us makes us stronger. It's true, but I'm bloody sick of it.

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1.) What famous quote is most memorable to you, and why?
Never confuse malice for genuine incompetence. -- Unknown.

2.) Has any proverbs helped you, when you were in a tight spot?
Fully believe in what you believe in, but remember to keep an open mind.

3.) What is the funniest famous quote you've ever heard?
Software documentation is like sex -- when it's good, it's real good, when it's bad, it's still better than nothing.

4.) If one thing you posted or used as a sig were to become a remembered famous quote in the years to come, what would you want it to be?
Computer Programmer (n) - Red-eyed, mumbling mammal capable of conversing with inanimate objects.

5.) What quote or proverb do think has become too cliché?

"think outside the box".

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quote:
Originally posted by GameMaster:


1.) What famous quote is most memorable to you, and why?

"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." JFK

I like that because we were a much better people when we felt that way. It's quite the opposite now.

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2.) Has any proverbs helped you, when you were in a tight spot?
Sun Tzu, "If you wait by the river long enough, eventually
you will see the bodies of all your enemies float by."

This is true, and you can get a lot of fishing in while you wait.

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3.) What is the funny famous quote you've ever heard?
Woody Allen, "Ecstacy is the feeling you get right after you have a good idea, and just before you find out what is wrong with it."

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4.) If one thing you posted or used as a sig were to become a remembered famous quote in the years to come, what would you want it to be?
"Constitutional rights are a 'rock, paper, scissors' kind of thing; you may think you have a right to free speech, or the right to worship or right to assemble, but a nut, a gun, and the right to bear arms blows all those other rights away any day -- and there's not a goddamned thing you can do about it."

And in the spirit of the Friday five, and since I bothered to number them I may as well add one more...

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5.) What quote or proverb do think has become to cliche?
"Open me a can of whoopass." -- Can you at least trim the mullet and put a sweater over the wife-beater shirt before you say that?

Colonel Panic

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1.) What famous quote is most memorable to you, and why?

"If you're taught to love everyone, to love your enemies, what value does that place on love?"
I remember it because it has always followed my belief system that love should be reserved for those who deserve it. And loving your enemies only places you in their mercy.

2.) Has any proverbs helped you, when you were in a tight spot? No.

3.) What is the funny famous quote you've ever heard?
“There is no sin except stupidity.” ~ Oscar Wilde. While I find it amusing I also take it very seriously.

4.) If one thing you posted or used as a sig were to become a remembered famous quote in the years to come, what would you want it to be?
I'm not sure, *recalls anything he found amusing he has posted*
Best I can think of is "I'd tell you to go to hell, but I don't want to meet you in the afterlife.

5.) What quote or proverb do think has become to cliche?
"Do unto others as you want done unto you."

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quote:
Originally posted by GameMaster:
Alright, I have a list of quotes that I have a program pull from to populate the field at the top of my home page each week, and for the cryptograms twice each week. Well, I'm posting here to ask for quotes. It's half out my need for famous quotes and half out of curiosity. To make this more interesting...

1.) What famous quote is most memorable to you, and why?

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt
When I'm upset by something someone's said about me OR to me I like to remember this so I don't get upset. If you react to negitivity you give the other person the upper hand.

2.) Have any proverbs helped you, when you were in a tight spot?

What goes around comes around.

3.) What is the funniest famous quote you've ever heard?

I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.
-Douglas Adams

4.) If one thing you posted or used as a sig were to become a remembered famous quote in the years to come, what would you want it to be?

Ummm... Can't think of anything.

And in the spirit of the Friday five, and since I bothered to number them I may as well add one more...

5.) What quote or proverb do think has become too cliche?

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.




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1.) What famous quote is most memorable to you, and why?
"I'd rather he was in the tent pissing out, than out of the tent pissing in" An updated version of "keep your friends close and your enemies closer" ...but I like it.

2.) Has any proverbs helped you, when you were in a tight spot?
I used to use the "Fear is the mind killer.." thing from Dune during dentist visits, it helped to pass the time a little...

3.) What is the funny famous quote you've ever heard?
Sir Thomas Beecham, when auditioning a nervous female cellist, is reputed to have said:
"Madam, between your legs you have the finest instrument ever devised for giving pleasure to man, and all you can do is scratch it!" [Big Grin]

4.) If one thing you posted or used as a sig were to become a remembered famous quote in the years to come, what would you want it to be?
No idea... I think most of my posts are better forgotten!

And in the spirit of the Friday five, and since I bothered to number them I may as well add one more...

5.) What quote or proverb do think has become too cliched?

Definitely "thinking outside the box"... aaaargh [Mad]

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1.) What famous quote is most memorable to you, and why?
"Listen, you fuckers, you screwheads. Here is a man who would not take it anymore. A man who stood up against the scum, the cunts, the dogs, the filth, the shit. Here is a man who stood up." -- Travis Bickle

2.) Has any proverbs helped you, when you were in a tight spot?
"He who lives without discipline dies without honor." (Icelandic)

"Drunkenness and anger, 'tis said tell the truth." (Irish)

3.) What is the funny famous quote you've ever heard?

"A lot of Christians wear crosses around their necks. You think when Jesus comes back he ever wants to see a fucking cross? It's like going up to Jackie Onassis wearing a rifle pendant." -- Bill Hicks

4.) If one thing you posted or used as a sig were to become a remembered famous quote in the years to come, what would you want it to be?

I have no idea, but I'd expect that it would probably have an f-bomb in there somewhere.

And in the spirit of the Friday five, and since I bothered to number them I may as well add one more...

5.) What quote or proverb do think has become to cliche?


The fear litany from Dune...it's overused these days, methinks.

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1.) "The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." -Albert Einstein

2.) Has any proverbs helped you, when you were in a tight spot? "Sometimes you jsut ahve to put your balls on the table, infront of the man with the hammer."
Sometimes he's gonna smash them. But sometimes he picks them up, and gives them back to you.
I say that Every time I need to take a risk.

5.) What quote or proverb do think has become to cliche? "Arrrr." All this pirate shit is played out. Terrible shame, but it was fun while it lasted.

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I can't believe I didn't catch this before ... but technically, "quotes" is a verb and quotation is the noun. The thread title, then, should be, "Quotations".

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